Museum Barberini


Project: Museum Barberini
Building Type: Museum
Address: Humboldtstr. 5–6
Zip/City: 14467 Potsdam
Country: Germany
Company Division: Lindner SE | Fit-Out Central.East Germany, Lindner SE | Floors
Completion: from 2015 to 2016


Project: Museum Barberini

The history of the Palais Barberini reaches back until the end of the 18th century, where its facade was constructed according to Roman example. Initially used as a residential building, an extension that took place from 1845-49 paved the way for cultural events and institutions. In World War II the building was massively damaged, leading to its deconstruction shortly after the war. Then, in 2013, the works for the building´s reconstruction began. Using traditional craftmanship both in the interior and exterior, the new construction was built as close as possible to the original. The building now houses a Museum. During the construction, site supervision was carried out by DGI Bauwerk, Berlin, while the project management was conducted by convis, Berlin.

Lindner acted as a general contractor, responsible for all interior fit-out works without building services. The works included a lot of traditional craftmanship which was necessary for creating a venerable appearance. In this connection, the foyer and its rabitz ceiling have been constructed by the example of the old architecture in manual labour. At the same time, the entirety of construction traffic had to be funneled through the foyer, which required a custom scaffold construction for the rabitz works. Furthermore, the foyer was fitted with FLOOR and more® comfort hollow floors that use their integrated heating function to create a cozy temperature while also complementing the room appearance with their terazzo coating. The exhibition areas feature high-quality dry construction systems with numerous custom solutions, as well as parquet floors that meet the Museum´s demands as FLOOR and more® power hollow floor systems. The stairways are partially plastered in noble Stucco lustro. For comprehensive protection against fire, fire protection doors have been fitted as a custom steel construction.

Companies involved

Client: Museum Barberini gGmbH, Potsdam, Germany
Architecture: HSA Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht, Berlin, Germany


Hollow floor systems
FLOOR and more® power 2,500 sqm
FLOOR and more® comfort 400 sqm
Raised floor systems
NORTEC 800 sqm
Plasterboard ceiling systems
Acoustic ceilings 1,700 sqm
Plasterboard ceilings 3,600 sqm
Plasterboard partition systems
Metal stud plasterboard partition systems 700 sqm
Plasterboard wall lining systems 5,000 sqm
Masonry works
Scaffolding works
Natural and artificial stone works
Natural stone 1,100 sqm
Steel construction works
Structural steel engineering
Rendering and plastering works
Gypsum plaster 6,300 sqm
Stucco lustro 1,800 sqm
Painter, paperhanging and varnishing works
Coating and varnishing 20,000 sqm
Screed works
Floor covering works
Parquet paving works 2,600 sqm
Tiling and flagstone works
Carpenter works
Floor coating works
Coatings in parking decks
Door and gate systems
Steel plate doors 105 Pcs.
Wooden Doors 72 Pcs.
Fire protection gates 13 Pcs.